Double-glazed doors

Double-glazed doors

Double-glazed doors are increasingly being used for home furnishing. This applies not only to interior products. Recently, they have been used at the entrance to the house..


Double-glazed doors have a number of advantages:

  • Such products look original, give the room lightness and grace.
  • They let in light, so they are perfect for rooms where there are no windows..
  • Based on the previous paragraph, you can reduce energy costs, since you do not have to turn on the light in such rooms during the day..
  • Double-glazed front door allows you to see the guest without opening the door.
  • Also, such a design will help you see what is happening in your yard..
  • Glass on the front door will allow you to decorate the entrance with potted flowers, create coziness in the hallway.
  • You don’t have to worry about the sound and heat insulation of the room. Modern double-glazed windows perfectly fulfill this function..

If you are worried about safety when installing a double-glazed front door, then you shouldn’t. The metal doors are equipped with a three-layer hardened material that resists impacts very well. In addition, the industry offers armored glass for entrance doors, which increases the level of protection for your premises..

Such doors also have disadvantages:

  • Glass, especially if there are children in the house, will have to be periodically wiped from the fingerprints left by them..
  • If your door has a simple glass, it can break if you use the product carelessly..
  • If you use an ordinary plastic double-glazed window as an exit to the street, then such a door will need additional protection as a grill or roller shutters.


There are several types of double-glazed doors.

First of all, they are divided into indoor and outdoor:

  • The first type, as the name implies, is installed indoors. For the equipment of interior partitions, products with single glass, as well as a single-chamber or two-chamber double-glazed unit are used. The latter option is used in rooms where higher sound insulation values ​​are required. Glass in interior doors can be either rectangular or fancy shape.

Interior doors with double-glazed windows are hinged and sliding. Recently, sliding structures are increasingly used to equip the entrance to rooms, which do not require additional space for opening, and when closed, they practically merge with the wall..

  • Street doors are most often used in our weather conditions with a double-glazed window. This design perfectly protects against the penetration of cold into the room, but does not protect against the penetration of outsiders into the room, therefore such doors are equipped with additional grilles inside the structure..

Also, for the equipment of entrance doors, a triplex double-glazed window is used. This design consists of three glass sheets glued into one using a certain film. This design is more resistant to impacts, in addition, it is mounted in the door so that it cannot be hooked and pulled out..

Dimensions (edit)

Manufacturers most often produce doors of standard sizes, and a double-glazed window representative is no exception..

For the equipment of partitions indoors, the following dimensions are used:

  • Door leaf height according to GOST 200 cm or 190 cm.
  • The width depends on the purpose of the room. So, for a bathroom and a toilet, a canvas is used, the width of which is minimal and corresponds to 60 cm. To enter the kitchen, its width corresponds to 70 cm. For the equipment of rooms and living rooms, a canvas of 80-90 cm is used.This applies to doors with one sash.
  • Double-leaf structures are usually made up of canvases, the dimensions of which correspond to single-leaf ones. The most common of them are made up of 60 cm canvases. But flaps of different sizes can also be installed. For example, 60 and 80 cm.

Entrance doors have the following standard dimensions:

  • The height of the canvas is usually 200 cm.
  • Width is 80 or 90 cm.

Entrance structures are also bivalve. Here, the size of one canvas ranges from 60 cm to 80 cm.In this case, the canvases can also be of different widths.

If your doorways don’t match the standard dimensions, don’t be upset. Doors with a double-glazed window can always be completed with extras that will not be visible behind the platbands.

Materials (edit)

For the manufacture of door leaves with a glass unit, several types of materials are used:

  • Wood. The most common material for the manufacture of interior structures. Glazed doors made of this material look rich and elegant. But wooden structures are quite expensive, so they are often replaced with imitation made of veneer or chipboard.
  • Pvc. Plastic doors are used to equip the exit to the street or to the balcony. They perfectly isolate the room from cold and noise. This design is often used for shop furnishings. This allows people to see the assortment on the shelves through the door and attracts customers..

Metal structures are usually made of two types of material:

  • Aluminum. This material is most often used for the frame of sliding structures. Also, aluminum doors are used for access to terraces and balconies, but they have low thermal insulation, therefore, recently they are practically not used for these purposes. Also, if such products are used for going outside, they require additional protection. Double-glazed windows are reinforced with a lattice or protected with roller shutters.
  • Steel. Iron doors are commonly used for outdoor exit equipment. Steel structures with a double-glazed window will perfectly protect the room not only from noise and cold, but also from uninvited guests.

When buying such a door, you should pay attention to the thickness of the metal. It must be at least 1.5 mm. Canvases look good, the windows of which are decorated with wrought iron elements..

How to choose?

The choice of a door depends on several factors:

  • Its design should match the style of the room. Whichever design you choose, be it outdoor or indoor, it should fit perfectly into the room. It is unlikely that heavy massive doors with decorative carvings are suitable for the high-tech style, and canvases with bright colored glass for classic designs. Products with forging are definitely not suitable for minimalism, but in brutal rooms decorated in a medieval style, they will be quite appropriate.
  • You should like her. You shouldn’t buy a product that you don’t like in advance. Do not hope that by installing it, you will change your mind..
  • For entrance doors, it is also required that they perform the functions of protection as much as possible..
  • In apartment buildings, entrance canvases should provide excellent sound insulation. Often neighbors make noise in the entrances, so that it does not bother you, before buying a product, check how this structure will protect you from this unfavorable factor.

  • If the front door leads directly to the street, then it is very important that it has an increased thermal insulation rate. It is advisable to use structures with a thermal break here. They perfectly tolerate temperature changes, prevent the passage of cold into the room.
  • To protect the exit to the terrace, plastic structures with a grate should be used. This will protect the premises from thieves..
  • You can order entrance or interior doors for your home according to your individual sketch. This will add zest to the room, but it will be quite expensive..

  • But exclusive models can be found in design workshops and at a reasonable price. This applies to rejected samples. These doors are usually custom made, but not collected for any reason. They are given away almost at cost, so they will not be so expensive, and you can quite afford them..
  • If you have decided on the doors equipped with double-glazed windows that you want to install in your home, you should read the reviews about the manufacturer of this product. Do these products perform all functions in full, is the glazing really reliable, and only then make a purchase.

How to insert?

It is better to entrust the installation of doors with double-glazed windows to specialists, but if you decide to do it yourself, here are some tips:

  • The front door, especially if, after opening it, you find yourself directly on the street, it is better to set when the temperature inside and outside is approximately the same.
  • Before installing interior canvases, a product brought in from frost must lie in the room for a day in order to take the temperature of the room.
  • The box is installed first, it foams well, then the door is hung and closed while the foam hardens (about 8 hours).
  • Then a handle is installed on the canvas, the box is closed with a casing, and you can use it in full.

How to regulate?

The door is adjusted using hinges. Modern fittings allow it. It has special bolts that allow you to change the position of the canvas both vertically and horizontally. To do this, loosen these fasteners, adjust the position of the product, then tighten the bolts.

It is almost impossible to adjust old patterns of loops. In this case, you will have to remove the door, twist the hinges, then return the canvas back.

Glass unit replacement

Sometimes there are such cases when glass replacement is required – it broke or deteriorated:

  • If you have a single glass, it is easy to do the replacement procedure yourself. To do this, you need to order glass of the required size and texture, remove the fasteners that hold the glass, remove the broken one and install a new one, then fasten the strips back.
  • If your door is equipped with a double-glazed window, then the company that produced this door will replace it. Usually they have such a service on their price lists. To do this, you need to contact the manufacturer’s representatives in your region, order a new glass unit. After it arrives at the warehouse, a specialist will come to you, who will replace the glasses on the spot..

Interior options

Windows in door designs are now at the peak of their popularity. They lighten massive products and bring additional light into the interior. This is often used by modern designers. Here are some examples of the design of doorways with such products..

A canvas with many small windows with frosted glass in the English style will be a decoration of a country house. And the hallway will be filled with diffused daylight.

A swinging structure with a wooden frame and a huge double-glazed window opening onto the terrace will help to merge with nature, sitting on the sofa in the living room in winter or, if you wish, go out onto the veranda on a hot summer evening.

Modern sliding doors with large windows will help save space and fit perfectly into the modern style of the room. Even frames made of aluminum will be appropriate here..

How to install doors with a double-glazed window, you can see in the next video.

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